Sunday, August 17, 2014

Evolution

No...not that kind of evolution. How do you think about Jesus? Was He a magical sort of creature dropping miracles behind him like a wealthy man with a hole in his pocket, or was he a fully human man? That was the decision the church reached in 451 C.E., that  Jesus Christ is “fully human and fully divine, one person in two natures, without confusion and without change, without separation and without division.” What does that mean, that Jesus was "fully human"?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Evolution by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Unlikely People

Big doin's at the Chapel of St. Arbuck! They've done a complete restoration, inside and out, and as you might have anticipated, it was not without conflict between the Archbishop and the Sexton. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. to learn all about it in this week's sermon, Unlikely People by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bumper Stickers

It's kind of a catch-22, this business of being a Christian. It may take a life-time to read the covenant written upon your heart by God who has a task for you and only you, yet most people today fancy they don't have time to read their email, let alone something as subtle as God's urgings. So, they either disengage from church altogether, or settle for slapping a bumper sticker on the back of their Buick.  Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Bumper Stickers by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It All Started...

Gaza and four little boys playing on the beach. Gaza and a village. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, It All Started... by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mama Cat's Sermon

OK...BIG confession time. I posted an article on Facebook demonstrating that the children crossing our southern border illegally are fleeing terrible violence in Honduras, San Salvador and Guatemala. It generated a long discussion from many parts of the political spectrum and made me think long and hard. Much of that discussion, and my thoughts, wound up in this week's sermon. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Mama Cat's Sermon by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Satan's Self-Righteous Stew

Lord Jesus Christ
Son of God
Have mercy on me
A sinner

The sinner's prayer offers each of us a chance to confess with Paul that when we try to do good, we find that evil is close at hand. As we contemplate the disorder and tragedy in Iraq and Syria and try to form a national policy to engage the combatants, confession of our inability to do the good we wish is the most needed component of the discussion. Had our leaders begun their deliberation with this prayer, would they have been so quick to believe in weapons of mass destruction? Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Satan's Self-Righteous Stew by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fire In Your Bones

The prophets, Jeremiah in this case, spoke of a compulsion to speak the word of the Lord which felt to them like a fire in their bones. Is this an image that the contemporary church evokes?
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. as we consider the case of SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL in this week's sermon, FIRE IN YOUR BONES by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.